Since she wanted to honor her father in law, Dusty Rhodes, after he passed away, Brandi Rhodes made a request to WWE officials to have her character name changed from Eden Stiles to Eden Rhodes. Management turned her down. The belief is that the company felt that they have already put in enough resource into her current name and that it would take some work for them to change it to another name.
January 25, 2016
A very interesting tidbit was revealed by Cody Rhodes recently. Though his private social media account, he revealed that he came close to quitting the professional wrestling industry when Dusty Rhodes passed away. He lost some passion for it because his father was a big reason why he decided to become a wrestler in the first place. Rhodes also revealed that his wife, Brandi Rhodes, was the reason why he decided to stick with it.
October 2, 2015